The Catholic University of America


Current and Upcoming Groups


Unless otherwise noted, therapy groups require a pre-screen meeting with the group co-facilitators before joining. Most groups close to new members mid-semester and will re-open to new members at the start of the next semester. For more information, interested students can contact the Counseling Center.


Summer 2019


Performance Edge for Student-Athlete’s Group

Facilitated by Brad Bryk, M.A.
Time: Tuesdays from 4-5pm, June 4-July 23
Location: The Dufour Center, Cardinal Room (2nd Floor)
No pre-screen necessary (drop-in group)

Are you looking to increase your mental resilience and improve your experience both on and off the field, court, and in the pool? Do you struggle to manage athletic performance expectations, recover from injury, and balance school/work with being an athlete? Is the mental and emotional side of sport holding you back from reaching your full potential as an athlete? If any of these questions resonate with you, then the Performance Edge for Student-Athlete’s group is the place for you! Student-Athletes will have the opportunity to engage with other student-athletes in a supportive and collaborative environment to learn skills, techniques, and resources to help them reach their goals while performing, in the classroom, and within relationships.

Schedule of topics

Tuesday June 4th- Athletic Performance Expectations

Tuesday June 11th- Athletic Identity

Tuesday June 18th- Self-Talk

Tuesday June 25th- Working through Injury

Tuesday July 2nd- Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

Tuesday July 16th- Time Management

Tuesday July 23rd- Communication Skills/Relationships  



Color Conscious/Color Competent Group  
Facilitated by Rekha Varghese, Psy.D. and Frances Mallari, M.Phil 
Time: Tuesdays from 2-3PM
Location: Counseling Center
Pre-screen needed (call 202-319-5765 to schedule)

Being a student of color in a predominantly White institution can be a complicated and stressful experience. Discuss the unique challenges of being a student of color at CUA in a warm, supportive environment. The group is also open to White students who want to learn ways to better support their peers of color by listening to their experiences. Engage in open and authentic dialogues to increase your awareness of the impacts that your different identities have on your relationships with others and yourselves. 



Midday Mindfulness Drop-in Group
Facilitated by Becca Kim, M.A.
Time: Wednesdays from 12:10-1pm on 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24
Location: Leahy 100
No pre-screen necessary (drop-in group for students, staff, and faculty)


Take a midday break to de-stress and engage in self-care by learning mindfulness techniques and stress management tips.